Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (2015 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)
Unknown Pleasures is the debut studio album by Joy Division, released on 15 June 1979. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic Love Will Tear Us Apart, Rhino re-released Unknown Pleasures on 180g heavyweight vinyl – a must for Joy Division fans!
The album was recorded and mixed over three successive weekends at Stockport’s Strawberry Studios in April 1979, and was produced by Martin Hannett, who incorporated a number of unconventional production techniques into the group’s sound. The cover artwork was designed by artist Peter Saville, using a data plot of signals from a radio pulsar.
Unknown Pleasures has since received sustained critical acclaim as an influential post-punk album, and has been named as one of the best albums of all time by publications such as NME, AllMusic, Select, Rolling Stone, and Spin. Stuart Maconie of Select deemed Unknown Pleasures ‘music without a past or a future but with the muscularity of all great rock’ and ‘one of the greatest first albums ever.’
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Producer: Martin Hannett
Format: Vinyl / 12” Album
Release Date: 29 Jun 2015